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Roll, Player: Museum

Hello there. It’s dice to meet you.

If you’ve found this page, you likely have an interest in board games, puns, or museums. Luckily for you, I have two of the three things covered in this post. Be warned though, none of this commentary comes from an experienced board gamer; far from it. My history with modern board games started in August. This year.

As someone who has recently got into modern board games, the library of board games out there is staggeringly huge, in a multitude of types, categories, and involved mechanisms. I’m always on the look out for games that are easy to understand and will attract multiple plays. In our household, it’s either laying down trains across America in Ticket to Ride, scrambling to gold in The Quest for El Dorado, or building the best habits in Barenpark. From all that I’ve seen of this following game, I think it might check all the boxes of a fantastic gateway game.

Museum by Holy Grail Games has you playing a curator at the golden age of the museum, collecting and putting on displays of relics from all over the world.

Museum relics

Naturally, Museum plays as a set collection game where you’re aiming to collect and display artifacts from specific civilizations and domains in the hopes of pleasing your patrons, and in turn gaining the most prestige. You’ll need to recruit personnel to aid you in securing antiquities, adapt to changing world events, and react to public opinions that may result in bad publicity for your museum.

And my golly, does it looks beautiful. Vincent Dutrait lends his arty talents to the project, penning the 180 objects displayed on the cards.

Museum board

Museum is on Kickstarter at the moment, with a little over 11 days to go. It’s 238% funded and expected to be released in June 2018. The rule book is available to peruse, and a number of people in the board gaming community have given their first impressions, including Rahdo — have a look.

Museum continents

I’m quite excited by the prospect of Museum and have backed it. Kickstarter isn’t a store, so your investment might be at risk. I’ve asked Holy Grail Games and they assure me that the game will be available in stores next year with an RRP of 55 Euro. The retail release will, however, not feature the Kickstarter exclusives, such as solo mode and the two expansions, Cthulhu Relics and Crystal Skulls.

For more details, click on over to Musem’s page on Kickstarter.

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